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The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.


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The Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Trump campaign's request for a fourth debate. Hawaii has a primary tomorrow, but there are only 8 vote service centers.

Public News Service - ND: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

North Dakota food growers are being asked to help get a quarter-million pounds of fresh produce to thousands of hungry kids and seniors in the state. (North Dakota Department of Agriculture)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- For many North Dakota farmers and gardeners, August is harvest time, and the state's Department of Agriculture is asking them to help meet the needs of thousands of hungry people. More than 93,000 children, families and seniors in the state rely on food assistance every year. To

Health experts are testing a new healthy eating program at the North Dakota State Capitol this summer. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Health experts in North Dakota this summer are bringing a heart healthy food program to the busy State Capitol. The American Heart Association is working with the state Health Department on a pilot program to make healthy eating an easier choice. Research shows most Americ

The North Dakota State Capitol is showcasing dozens of local businesses for Pride of Dakota Day. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - For much of the year the North Dakota State Capitol acts as the hub of government activity, but today it's playing host to one of the biggest gatherings of local companies. This year marks the 31st anniversary of the state's Pride of Dakota program. To celebrate, about 50 North

A sustainable-agriculture advocacy group says the USDA's decision to rescind grass-fed labels is a step back for consumers and meat producers. (Morguefile.com/mensatic)

BISMARCK, N.D. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture this week announced that it will stop using labels for grass-fed and naturally raised livestock. The department's Agricultural Marketing Service said it is no longer using those labels because it never had the authority to enforce them in the first

As North Dakota struggles with obesity problems, thousands of kids could soon be getting healthier lunches. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - Thousands of kids in North Dakota soon could be getting healthier lunches as the state continues to struggle with higher rates of obesity than much of the nation. About 500 home-based child-care providers will be getting new tools and educational materials to help them prepare healt

North Dakotans are being urged to give wisely during Giving Tuesday.

BISMARCK, N.D. – Now that the excitement of Black Friday and Cyber Monday is winding down, the focus Tuesday will be on charitable causes. Giving Tuesday is a day when North Dakotans are asked to think about giving to strangers who are less fortunate. Annette Bauer, a spokeswoman for Salva

North Dakota health experts are using National Rural Health Day to spotlight the state's unique challenges. Credit: Grafixar/Morguefile.com

BISMARCK, N.D. - Today is National Rural Health Day and for North Dakota's health-care providers it's a chance to put a spotlight on the state's unique challenges. About 40 percent of the state's population lives in rural areas. According to Brad Gibbens, deputy director of the Center for Rural H

For the first time, produce farmers soon will have to comply with new federal food safety rules, and a sustainable ag advocate is mostly praising the move. Credit: KyleJones/morguefile.com

BISMARCK, N.D. - It took five years of debate, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finally has approved new food safety rules. Late last week, the FDA set the official standards for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the first major reform in more than 70 years. Sophia Kruszewski, pol

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